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curated by Laura Kina and Wei Ming Dariotis
As an increasingly ethnically ambiguous Asian American generation is coming of age, War Baby / Love Child: Mixed Race Asian American Art examines the construction of mixed heritage Asian American identity in the United States. Working in traditional media as well as video, installation, and other approaches, artists explore a range of topics, including US wars in Asia, multiculturalism and identity politics, racialization, gender and sexual identity, citizenship and nationality, and transracial adoption.
The exhibition features works across diverse mediums by 19 emerging, mid-career and established artists who reflect a breadth of mixed heritage ethno-racial and geographic diversity: Mequitta Ahuja, Albert Chong, Serene Ford, Kip Fulbeck, Stuart Gaffney, Louie Gong, Jane Jin Kaisen, Lori Kay, Li-lan, Richard Lou, Samia Mirza, Chris Naka, Laurel Nakadate, Gina Osterloh, Adrienne Pao, Cristina Lei Rodriguez, Amanda Ross-Ho, Jenifer Wofford, and Debra Yepa-Pappan.
Major funding for this exhibition was awarded through The National Endowment for the Arts Art Works Museums grant to DePaul University.
DePaul University Art Museum
April 25, 2013 – June 30, 2013
935 W. Fullerton Chicago, IL 60614
Opening reception: Thursday, April 25, 2013
5-6pm: Members’ Preview (become a member)
6-8pm: Public Exhibition Opening
Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
August 9, 2013 – January 19, 2014
719 S. King Street Seattle, WA 98104
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 8, 2013
6-7pm: Special preview for Museum members and invited guests. Lightrefreshments will be served
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7-8pm: Open to the public, free admission, no RSVP required